Sunday, November 26, 2006

More wedding bells


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I've been nicely busy at work for the last few weeks but can now draw breath again before preparing for next year.

Of course it also gives me a bit more headspace to start thinking about Christmas and all the other social things we're planning for the end of the year.

First cab off the rank is that my uncle is about to tie the knot. Wonderful news! He's about eleven years older than I and it's his first marriage. She is a lovely lady and pregnant with their second child. (Their first child I wrote about
here.) It's about time that they had some good happen to them. The wedding invitation says that dress is "casual" but there's no way I'm turning up in a t-shirt, shorts and thongs (flip-flops/sandals/v. casual footwear) with my hair all frizzy (as demonstrated here - scroll to my "picture"). Thus, I decided that a new dress was called for and I have bought this one (but imagine it in bright raspberry and orange). Of course I also had to find a suitable cardi to go over the top just in case it is not a terribly warm day/evening (it will be Summer but this is Melbourne we're talking about), and the store had a "spend $100 and receive a $20 voucher to be used in January 2007" offer so I bought a pair of earrings and a necklace that I will also wear to the wedding, and another t-shirt to add to this year's collection which added up to over $200 and I now have two vouchers to spend. Yay! Did I mention that this is my current favourite store?

Now all I have to do is find suitable shoes...

Logan, my husband, has also been asked to be the semi-"official" photographer on the day which I think will be great fun. I will be helping to direct, of course. My first lot of "help" has been to organise to borrow some photographic equipment from the place I work. (Have I mentioned that a lot of the time I really love where I work?) Once we heard that we were going to be asked to be doing the photography we started worrying about our camera. It's only a little Sony CyberShot and it's taken a fair number of photos in its little life-span but it's not what you would call the best option for taking wedding photographs. We have a media and photography store at work and I had the bright idea of asking whether I could borrow something from them. They know I'm pretty good with that sort of stuff (I would hope) and would take care of it as best I could. They're lending me a 6 or 7 megapixel camera (photography department gentleman couldn't quite remember), tripod and bounce-board (fabric over a bendy frame that is used to reflect light onto your subject so that it can be back-lit). I am so excited! Now we'll look more professional and will hopefully have better photographs at the end of the day!! I'm also a bit happier that we'll have this fully-checked and serviced camera and only have to use our little one as an emergency. Logan's worried that we won't have enough time with it to be able to work out the best way to use it but I don't really think I would be able to request it for longer.


I'm also thinking some more now about the Christmas party I will be having soon with my friends - I love planning this sort of thing and I can't wait to catch up with Adie and Noshie when they're back in just over a week. Once this year is over I'm sure the time will fly until my baby sister, Boo, is back home again too.

If you see a bride in a hotrod in Bentleigh in a couple of weeks time, give a big friendly wave to my new Auntie!

1 Comments:

Blogger BEVIS said...

I'm really looking forward to all the Christmas parties, too! It will indeed be great to catch up with Adie & Noshie when they return. Less than a week to go now! Wifey is beside herself.

11/29/2006 12:48:00 am  

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